Oil on museum quality Ampersand Gessobord panel
8" x 10"
A visitor to the studio yesterday asked me if I liked painting horses. I told him that I did but that I had a lot to learn about equestrian body language and other idiosyncrasies. A case it point - Joy, the little brown mare here, does not have her ears pricked forward. Something which I did not pick up on. I made a similar mistake a few years back when I painted my first llama. His ears were way back, which signifies agitation. I suppose I should be glad he didn't spit at me when I was in the field with him. I'll have to have a consultant to guide me with the hunt paintings I plan to do this Spring. Tally Ho!